Nature-inspired memes

Not really a meme but it is on theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVv9t_3t9Rk

How many iNatters would Noah really need to employ to correctly populate an Ark? Leaving aside all the questionable levels of genetic variation, predator prey balance and the effects of dumping all the world’s animals in one place or the logistics of getting them to the Ark in the first place. Either way I’d love a copy of Noah’s divine field guide and no doubt quite a few birders envy his life list.

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Yes, although it would probably have been much shorter than we envision, since quite a bit of speciation has happened since then. Still, though, the ancestors of the Resplendent Quetzals must have been beautiful!

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Oh my gosh. You’re telling me it wasn’t just me? :O :D

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Omg. Yes. I identified a bunch of Asian ladybugs (Harmonia axyridis), and was tagged by somebody with a phd in entomology in a taxon-flag and I was like: Halp. I don’t even know what half of the words you used mean. :,)

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It’s actually Ginkgo, not Gingko

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Yes, I scanned my dog about 4,000 times from different angles and every time it identified her as a Ray-Finned Fish.

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Some VIP must have created this meme:


Translation: ‘‘when you are left with no internet and find yourself forced to explore your surroundings, what species of bird is this (referring to the butterfly)?’’

And another VIP sent it to me, saying that I definitely never have internet.

In case you are wondering, VIP stands for ‘‘Very Ignorant Person’’.

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Missing the ever-present “my cat killed this bird [crying emoji] What is it? I’ll let Mr Tinkles back outside to kill more birds this evening”

I had this as a frequent problem with my childhood cat before he was rehomed and I was often quite emotional about it, I remember distinctly that he was once able to catch and kill an adult woodpigeon all by himself and often finding freshly killed ( and surprisingly large) rats outside. Then there were the random baby birds and mice too. One thing I’ll say is that the many cats in my neighborhood make getting pictures of deceased small and elusive mammals like mice, shrews etc quite easy but this is environmentally detrimental and simply means that my lazy self doesn’t have to lift logs to try and frantically photograph voles. One day I might get another cat but he/she will likely be an indoor pet.

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Weird, she should be a Lobe-finned Fish

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What I hate is when they just paw and bat the small creatures around until they die. It breaks my heart. I could never have a cat.

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Speaking of plants, I believe that photo would count as an observation of Syagrus romanzoffiana.

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Exactly what I thought.

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When you’re a noob, and spend 10 minutes looking up an ID so you can throw out the Latin like the pros.

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Not Research Grade though.

Centaur is an insect






Mamma bird








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Centaurs are obviously vertebrates. It’s much more likely for them to have developed extra limbs than an invert developing obviously mammalian traits like hair, mammaries, and endoskeletons

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